Anthony Crawford, 24, was sentenced to 30 years in prison for the murder of Wendy Martinez, a newly engaged young woman who went jogging in Washington, DC. The 35-year-old was jogging through a residential neighborhood when a stranger (Crawford) attacked and stabbed her multiple times. The assault occurred on September 18, 2018 and was captured by security cameras. The young woman tried to save her life after the violent attack and came bloodied to ask for help at a Chinese restaurant. Once inside the premises, Martínez fell to the ground and several people ran to her aid.
The bride-to-be, who had received her engagement ring a week before the attack, was rushed to a local hospital, where she was pronounced dead. The young Hispanic woman was buried in the white dress she hoped to wear on her wedding day. Martinez's mother has stated that she forgives Crawford for the murder of her daughter. "My heart has no room for hate, it has no room for resentment," Cora Martinez said during a press conference.
Daniel Hincapié, the victim's fiancé, ran the Boston Marathon this year to honor the memory of his beloved. Martínez had started training to run the marathon with him, but his life ended tragically before reaching this goal and being able to reach the altar. Rest in peace.
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